New York's 42nd congressional district

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The 42nd Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1913 as a result of the 1910 Census. It was eliminated as a result of the 1960 Census. It was last represented by John R. Pillion, who was redistricted into the 39th District.

Past Components[edit]

1953-1963:

Parts of Erie

1945-1953:

All of Niagara
Parts of Erie

1913-1945

Parts of Erie

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1913
No image.svg Daniel A. Driscoll Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 redistricted from 35th district
William F. Waldow.jpg William F. Waldow Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
James Mead.jpg James M. Mead Democratic March 4, 1919 – December 2, 1938 resigned to take seat in United States Senate
vacant
December 3, 1938 – January 2, 1939
Pius Louis Schwert.jpgPius L. Schwert Democratic January 3, 1939 – March 11, 1941 died
vacant
March 12, 1941 – April 21, 1941
John Cornelius Butler.jpg John C. Butler Republican April 22, 1941 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 44th district
WalterGAndrews.jpg Walter G. Andrews Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1949 redistricted from 40th district
No image.svg William L. Pfeiffer Republican January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
William-Miller.jpg William E. Miller Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953 redistricted to 40th district
John R. Pillion.jpg John R. Pillion Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 redistricted to 39th district
District eliminated January 3, 1963

Election results[edit]

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1960 Charles J. McCabe: 93,492 John R. Pillion: 122,073 James A. Peck (Liberal): 4,979
1958 Joseph R. Stiglmeier: 69,747 John R. Pillion: 99,799
1956 James Kane, Jr.: 80,568 John R. Pillion: 117,178 David E. Gundlach (Liberal): 2,027
1954 John J. Zablotny: 60,880 John R. Pillion: 82,707
1952 Chester C. Gorski: 81,201 John R. Pillion: 100,434 Charles T. Asque (American Labor): 238
1950 Mary Louise Nice: 53,310 William E. Miller: 75,377
1948 Mary Louise Nice: 69,290 William L. Pfeiffer: 75,842 Emanuel Fried (American Labor): 3,427
1946 William R. Lupton: 43,028 Walter G. Andrews: 71,862
1944 William Haeseler, Jr.: 62,590 Walter G. Andrews: 83,781
1942 Frank J. Caffery: 34,248 John C. Butler: 39,650
1940 Pius L. Schwert: 64,250 Edward F. Moss: 44,866 Mattie Green (Communist) 227
1938 Pius L. Schwert: 39,287 John C. Butler: 36,326 John A. Ulinksi: 9,537
John E. Kralisz: 414
Connie Wilson (Socialist): 274
1936 James M. Mead: 57,132 Eugene D. Crooker: 32,395 Anthony Fitzgibbons: 6,840
John J. Szczepaniak: 3,384
Fred Riefler (Socialist): 1,304
Mattie Green (Communist) 168
1934 James M. Mead: 49,251 Walter J. Lohr: 26,036 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,917
1932 James M. Mead: 51,516 Henry Adsit Bull: 30,230 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,410
1930 James M. Mead: 33,195 Frank A. Dorn: 16,072 Clara Haushammer (Socialist): 1,308
1928 James M. Mead: 44,373 C. Hamilton Cook: 31,785
1926 James M. Mead: 28,873 John Bruno McGrath: 19,362 Florence A. McCarthy (Socialist): 1,498
1924 James M. Mead: 28,152 Richard S. Persons: 25,236 Amy R. Juengling (Socialist): 2,778
1922 James M. Mead: 25,070 Louis J. Schwendler: 12,494 Jacob F. Griesinger (Socialist): 2,913
1920 James M. Mead: 22,869 C. Hamilton Cook: 21,224 John H. Gibbons (Socialist): 3,218

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